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michael merrill

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Rockler woodworking and hardware(Rocklerpro.com) has a newer tool that will cost you about 30 dollars that can improve accuracy and efficiency.They call it a "microplane rotary shaper".It is basically a drum sander in which the sanding drum has been replaced by a steel cutting drum, a round wood rasp of sorts.The interesting part though,lies in the template follower that can be attached.If the drum is mounted onto a small drillpress with the bottom close to the press table,a person can treat the tool like a bottom bearing cutter.The "bearing" will follow a 1/4 or 3/8 inch template,which should be made to the users specs.I have and continue to use a Robosander,which uses the same principle but is actually a sanding drum with a bearing underneath.I believe the microplane will cut smoother and need the sleeve replaced less often than my sander type.I have ordered the microplane.I also use it for woodworking, so it has many pattern following uses in my shop.The 1 inch model is item #20506, the 2 inch item #20382 ,and the pattern follower kit is item #26517.Hope this helps out some of us. :D

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